"I loved it," said Goffin. "The mass was wonderful, the children's participation added to its joyfulness. The whole idea of having a grandparents day is wonderful and rewarding, hopefully for the children as well."
Linda Petzoldt, a lab coordinator at the school who attended the event with her grandson said students enjoy the event because it reminds them of how much their grandparents care about them.
"The children appreciate the fact that the grandparents have spent the time to come to be there with them," she said.
Grandparents enjoyed being able to spend the time with their grandchildren.
"I really like to be here," said Greg Amado, 85. "It's a time when grandchildren and grandparents can come together and the grandparents can see the classrooms."
Amado's granddaughter, Genna Amado, likewise enjoyed the chance to spend extra time with her grandfather.
"I get to spend a lot of time with grandpa," said Genna, 10. "I feel very good because he's always fun and he's nice to me."
The event was planned and organized by Student Council Moderators Karen Galindo and Claudia Lapos, who spent hours preparing the lunch along with parents and other staff.
"It's a way for them to see what's going on," Galindo said of the grandparents who often donate money to the school's classrooms and library. "They get to see and participate in what the grandkids are doing."
Jody Junor, 66, was glad to have the chance to see what see her grandson Austin's classroom and spend the extra time with him.
"It's really nice to share mass with him and share lunch with him," Junor said. "I get to be with him all by myself and go see his classroom and see what he's doing."
Galindo also said the event gives the school and it's students the chance to show grandparents how much their investments of time and money are appreciated.